“How many times have you been driving and some motherfucker honks you from behind for, like, no reason, but you can’t honk him back because your horn only goes forward?”
Today, Westerners admire violent heroism more than ever, so long as it’s in the distant past or in movies. Is the great heroism of the West now gone to dust and song?
Years from now, it’s likely people will make all sorts of false claims about the War in Afghanistan. Perhaps it’s worth setting a few things down, for the record.
How tyrants fear, use, and try to control music.
The New York Times seems a little obsessed lately.
We often receive letters from readers seeking advice on problems. Here are some of the most insufferable.
A farewell to the life of the mind.
As India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh mark significant milestones since independence, what can they learn from each other’s successes and mistakes?
Japanese porn star Marica Hase is a strange mixture of pliability and determination, of softness and hardness. That’s probably why she’s so good at her job.
Though it often behaves like a vassal to China, Cambodia is growing increasingly uncomfortable with its overreliance on Beijing – and that may present the West with an opening.